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Schools Offering Law Programs in Oklahoma


Approximately 1.3% of graduates in of Oklahoma receive law degrees every year. That means an estimated 1,285 law professionals graduate from Oklahoma's 46 law schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Oklahoma that has a law program is Oklahoma City University. Oklahoma City University, which was ranked 36th in the country in 2010, is located in Oklahoma City. In 2010, 179 students graduated from Oklahoma City University's law program. Oklahoma City University charged in-state students $25,760 in tuition fees per year.

Oklahoma Christian University, which is located in Edmond, is the second-ranked school in Oklahoma that has a law program. It received a ranking of 38th in the country in 2010. 0 students graduated with degree in law from Oklahoma Christian University in 2010. Tuition at Oklahoma Christian University was $17,456 per year.

The third-ranked school in Oklahoma with a law program is Saint Gregorys University, which is located in Shawnee. In 2010, it was ranked 54th nationwide. 0 students graduated with degree in law from Saint Gregorys University in 2010. Saint Gregorys University charged in-state students $17,516 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Oklahoma's law schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $7,011 per year, though tuition can range from $28,735 per year to $2,400 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Oklahoma law schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. University of Tulsa - located in Tulsa, students are charged $28,735 per year
  2. Oklahoma City University - located in Oklahoma City, students are charged $25,760 per year
  3. Oklahoma Baptist University - located in Shawnee, students are charged $18,608 per year

The following Oklahoma law schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Tulsa Community College - located in Tulsa, students are charged $2,400 per year
  2. Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City - located in Oklahoma City, students are charged $2,419 per year
  3. Northern Oklahoma College - located in Tonkawa, students are charged $2,526 per year

A law degree from an Oklahoma school... what next?

law graduates in Oklahoma can go into a variety of professions such as law clerk, administrative judge, police officer, court clerk, and paralegal. Oklahoma had 26,160 law professionals in 2010. 6,770 of these law professionals were lawyers, 350 were law clerks, and 180 were administrative judges. In Oklahoma, the largest numbers of law professional work in the following counties:

  1. Canadian County - 10,590 law professionals
  2. Creek County - 5,550 law professionals
  3. Atoka County - 3,360 law professionals

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of law professionals is expected to grow by 13% by 2018. There are projected to be 29,850 law professionals working in Oklahoma then. Of these 29,850 law professionals, the government predicts that 8,680 will be lawyers, an unknown number will be law clerks, and an unknown number will be administrative judges.

Salary

law professionals in Oklahoma earn $49,528 per year on average. But, salaries for law professional can vary. In 2010, law professional made as little as less than $15,510 per year or as much as more than $164,030 per year in Oklahoma. The following counties in Oklahoma have the highest average salaries for law professionals:

  1. Canadian County - $54,839 per year
  2. Comanche County - $50,548 per year
  3. Creek County - $48,340 per year

Law professionals in the following counties in Oklahoma make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Beckham County - $38,317 per year
  2. Adair County - $40,851 per year
  3. Atoka County - $42,817 per year

On average, the highest paid law professionals in Oklahoma were:

  1. Judge - $93,270 per year
  2. Lawyer - $92,700 per year
  3. Administrative Judge - $76,970 per year

The law professionals with lowest average salaries in Oklahoma were:

  1. Law Clerk - $28,310 per year
  2. Court Clerk - $27,990 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Oklahoma statistics regarding a career in law and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as forensic accounting or public administration.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Law in Oklahoma
  • Bachelor's Degree in Law in Oklahoma
  • Master's Degree in Law in Oklahoma
  • Doctoral Degree in Law in Oklahoma
  • Certificate in Law in Oklahoma

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 7,800 $37,260 0.5%
2
Lawyers 6,770 $92,700 23.5%
3
Legal Secretaries 2,700 $30,500 5.1%
4
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 2,440 $41,200 54.4%
5
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 2,280 $27,990 31.0%
6
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 1,670 $55,740 142.0%
7
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 1,000 $36,150 16.3%
8
Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 450 $93,270 66.7%
9
Judicial Law Clerks 350 $28,310
10
Bailiffs 310 $33,990
11
Fish and Game Wardens 210 $40,250 10.5%
12
Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers 180 $76,970 -58.1%
 

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